Thrive: Leading Through Change

By Free Range | Design & Innovation

About this podcast   English    United States

The THRIVE series explores the techniques and mindsets innovators rely on to adapt and grow in an age of constant disruption. Each conversation digs deep into personal struggles, setbacks, and breakthroughs— revealing stories rarely heard from inside some of the world’s most admired purpose-driven companies.

THRIVE is presented by Babson College, Leiden University Centre for Innovation, and Free Range, a design and innovation consultancy.
10 episodes · since Feb, 2017
In this podcast
March 14, 2018
We invited Director of Food Sol at Babson College Rachel Greenberger and Director of Product Strategy at ripe.io Ami Patel to facilitate a conversation on the impact of blockchains for food. To date, much of the blockchain hype has centered on cryptocurrencies and fintech like Bitcoin. However, its potential for positive impact on global food systems runs far deeper – solving... Read more » The post The Global Impact of Blockchains for Food appeared first on Free Range.
Dec. 16, 2017
Dr. Beckett and Daryn Dodson are social innovators working to revitalize Williamson, West Virginia. In a conversation facilitated by Free Range Partner Randall Ussery, Beckett and Dodson discuss the importance of driving innovation alongside community members, gleaning from experiences in New Orleans, West Virginia, and scalable to communities beyond. Dr. Beckett shares insight on Williamson Health & Wellness’ model... Read more » The post Creating Community-Driven Innovation appeared first on Free Range.
Oct. 19, 2017
A seasoned entrepreneur, Jim Poss has dedicated his career to leveraging renewable energy and technology for good. In a conversation with THRIVE, Jim discusses mindsets for innovation and the Internet of Things, growing ideas into successful companies, and lessons learned navigating change. Jim is the CEO of Modifi, Inc., an Internet of Things company that taps... Read more » The post The Internet of Things for Good appeared first on Free Range.
July 20, 2017
We recently sat down with Sameer Patel, the CEO of Kahuna, a cross-channel marketing automation company. In this conversation, Sameer discusses lessons learned throughout his career — from surviving an imploding company in the dot com bust, to joining Kahuna just eight months ago, tasked with leading the company’s next phase of growth. “This thing is,”... Read more » The post Empowering Growth in the Mobile Era appeared first on Free Range.
June 29, 2017
Dr. Beckett and Daryn Dodson are social innovators working to revitalize Williamson, West Virginia. In a conversation facilitated by Free Range Partner Randall Ussery, Beckett and Dodson discuss the importance of driving innovation alongside community members, gleaning from experiences in New Orleans, West Virginia, and scalable to communities beyond. Dr. Beckett shares insight on Williamson Health & Wellness’ model... Read more » The post Creating Community-Driven Innovation appeared first on Free Range.
May 2, 2017
Jamie Siminoff is the Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, the world’s first battery operated smart doorbell. An inventor by nature, Jamie launched his first business during college (Babson class of ’99), and launched a number of startups with varying success. After numerous setbacks, including famously failing to convince the investors on Shark Tank to fund DoorBot,... Read more » The post How an Inventor’s Mindset Raised Millions appeared first on Free Range.
April 27, 2017
Melissa Waters has been navigating changing landscapes throughout her career. Since joining Lyft as the Vice President of Marketing, she’s lead the company’s brand and marketing strategy in a highly competitive, nascent market. Focused on fueling growth of the business, Melissa recognizes tremendous opportunity to also lead the charge to grow change for communities. An... Read more » The post Driving Innovation, Creating Momentum appeared first on Free Range.
March 30, 2017
Matt Wilsey is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, angel investor, and start-up advisor. In addition to consumer products and services, Matt invests in and advocates for biomedical research, drug development, and genetic sequencing technologies. Matt became a “rare disease hunter” and advocate after his daughter, Grace, was born with NGLY1 Deficiency. He has since funded nearly... Read more » The post Rare Disease, Big Impact appeared first on Free Range.
Feb. 23, 2017
Alex Stoll says his job is to sell billions of dollars of products nobody really wants but everyone needs — PCs and printers. He works in a highly competitive, low margin, commodified world. Yet, Alex has found enormous room for innovation. Over the past 18 months, HP Inc. completed its breakaway from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, became a... Read more » The post Navigating Change: HP’s Transformation appeared first on Free Range.
Feb. 16, 2017
Sunwoo Hwang’s story is inspiring. A first-generation college graduate and Judo National Champion, he’s a passionate advocate for young people facing the same challenges he faced–full of ambition, full of ability, but lacking the means or mentors necessary to reach their potential. Realizing his path to the American dream led through college, but unable to... Read more » The post A Quest to Lift the Next Generation appeared first on Free Range.

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